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Local Arborist nominated for National Young Horticulturist of the Year 2023

Jason Gwynn, a rising star in arboriculture, has been nominated to compete for the coveted title of National Young Horticulturist of the Year 2023. Jason recently clinched the New Arborist of the Year award, showcasing his remarkable expertise and passion for his craft.

The National Young Horticulturist of the Year competition is one of the most esteemed events in the horticulture industry, drawing participants from across Aotearoa. It’s a platform for young professionals to showcase their skills, knowledge, and dedication in various horticultural disciplines.

"We’re immensely proud to have Jason represent us in this year's competition," said Mike Hawker, Manager of Waikato Tree Services. "His dedication, skills, and achievements in the field have set him apart, and we believe he's well-equipped to excel in the national arena."

The competition's Grand Final events are scheduled in Auckland later this year. Participants will undergo rigorous challenges encompassing aspects of horticulture, from business components to practical demonstrations. The event allows young horticulturists to network, learn from experts, and showcase their talents.

"I’m honoured to be nominated for the National Young Horticulturist of the Year competition," Jason shared. "This is a remarkable opportunity to further my skills, connect with peers in the industry, and contribute to the advancement of horticulture."

As the excitement builds, Jason will receive steadfast support from the Waikato Tree Services / Waipā Networks team, who are committed to helping him prepare for the challenges ahead and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming competition.

For updates on Jason's journey and to learn more about his participation in the National Young Horticulturist of the Year 2023, visit the Waikato Tree Services website or contact Mike Hawker at

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